The winners of the 12th annual iPhone Photography Awards
The iPhone Photography Awards have announced the winners of the 12th Annual awards for 2019, aimed at celebrating the creativity of iPhone photographers worldwide.
Founded in 2007, The Awards are the first and longest running iPhone photography competition. Kenan Aktulun, who created the awards, told the Washington Post that this year's entries are very personal.
“There's less technical experimentation and more focus on moments, emotions and stories,” he said.
This year’s winners were selected iPhone photographers from over 140 countries around the world, with 'thousands of entries' received.
The Grand Prize Winner and Photographer of the Year Award was awarded to Gabriella Cigliano of Italy for her entry Big Sister. First, Second and Third Place Photographers of the Year Awards were awarded to Diogo Lage of Portugal for his image Sea Stripes, Yuliya Ibraeva of Russia for her entry Sorry, no movie today and Peng Hao of China for his image Come Across.
Closer to home, Canberra's Sari Sutton took out first place in the 'other' category, with her image 'Sky scaffolding', Freemantle's Christian Horgan was second place in the portrait category and Neil Bennett was second place in the 'trees' category.
Cary Hazlegrove, one of this year’s jury members, says, “The 2019 entries were off the charts great. Astounding work that pulls the planet together through photographs.”
Below you can see the category winners for all 18 categories, Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Floral, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News and Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Series (3 images), Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, and Other.